A long-time hay broker has launched a monthly hay auction in southwest Missouri to help livestock producers source fall and winter forages. The auction was started by Bill Garrett, owner of Garrett Hay Farm. Tony Hancock with the Missouri Department of Agriculture says supplies... Read More.
U.S. hay production is expected to be up on the year. That follows an increase in planted area and comes despite ongoing drought in parts of the Plains and Midwest, but quality is a concern in some areas. The USDA projects all hay production at... Read More.
Dry conditions and above-average temperatures allowed many Iowa farmers to harvest hay and silage. USDA reporters say some corn and soybean harvesting has begun, but the majority of the activity was cutting and baling hay with some corn silage chopping in the week ending... Read More.
John Deere’s 1 Series Round Balers join the list of new products being introduced at the 2023 Farm Progress Show. The series features Bale Doc technology to document bale weight and moisture in real time. Product Marketing Manager Kyle Ruth highlights the Bale Doc... Read More.
The widespread rains and cooler temperatures through mid-August are revitalizing pastures and Missouri producers are glad to see it. In southwest Missouri, Glenn Cope tells Brownfield they have received close to 5 inches of rain this month, good news for hay production. “We are hoping... Read More.
Hay prices in Missouri are starting to come off the recent highs. Tony Hancock is the market news manager for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. “There is quite a bit of hay around this week that’s in the lower half of my reported price... Read More.
The USDA says Wisconsin had a mostly dry week, allowing for hay and small grain harvesting. A few areas in northeastern and east central Wisconsin did receive some welcome rain. Eighty-three percent of the corn is now silking, which is a couple of days ahead... Read More.
Hot, dry weather has increased the risk of hay fires on Midwest farms this season. Megan Schossow with the Upper Midwest Ag Safety and Health Center tells Brownfield there has been a recent uptick in hay fires and many are in barns where the... Read More.
Short hay supplies and rising prices have resulted in an uptick in reported hay scams. Tony Hancock with the Missouri Department of Agriculture says, “Unfortunately, anytime there’s a bad situation, there are a small handful of folks out there that will take advantage... Read More.
Missouri lawmakers are asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to immediately allow emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program acres in the drought. The primary nesting season delays several actions on CRP ground until after July 15 in Missouri. In a letter, the U.S. lawmakers said more... Read More.
The USDA says the hay harvest should be up in 2023. However, the quality of that hay is a big question mark because of drought in parts of the country, and it is likely farmer harvest intentions will change to some degree. As of June... Read More.
A farmer in south central Missouri says while conditions in his area are better this year than last, hay yields have been inconsistent. Gary McClure, from Laclede County, tells Brownfield… “I am not as disappointed in the yield as I thought I was going to... Read More.